Have most inf. on this family, back to 1660's and Holland, but am still searching for descendants.My line is their son, James VanKirk who was b. 1780 and m. Mary Jones Nov. 1800 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, he died 1833 in Knowlton, Warren County, NY buried Old Presbyterain Churchyard, Knowlton, Warren Co., NJ.
Jane VanKirk who married Garrit/Garret Schenck/Schanck of Monmouth County, NJ is the daughter of James VanKirk and Jane House. Her brother is James VanKirk born 1780 who married Mary Jones in Nov. 1800 in Hunterdon County, NJ, (my line). Here is a transcription of probate petitions fro real estate division & Stephen VanBrackle to be named guardian over the minor sons of Jane (House) VanKirk after James VanKirk died in 1793-94.
From New Jersey Intestates and Others Book B 1794-1801:
VANKIRK-pg 1; Jan. 1794. A petition signed by John VanKirk, Garrit Schank, and Daniel Peacock stated John VanKirk was the son and heir of James VanKirk, dec'd, late of Freehold, and Garrit Schanck and Daniel Peacock were husbands of two daus. of James VanKirk, dec'd. They requested a division of the real estate owned by the deceased.
VANKIRK-pg 17-23; April 1794. The real estate of James VanKirk, dec'd, was divided for his heirs. Children ahd heirs receiving a share: Peter VanKirk; James VanKirk; Phebe VanKirk; Nelly (Ellenor) VanKirk; John VanKirk; Anne VanKirk, alias Anne Peacock; Jean VanKirk, alias Jean Schenck (Jane Schenck). Nelly VanKirk was also referred to as Ellenor VanKirk in the same document.
VanKirk-pg 11; Jan. 1794. Jane VanKirk (nee House) requested Stephen VanBrackle be appointed guardian of her two sons, 11 yr old James VanKirk and 9 yr old Peter VanKirk, children of James VanKirk, dec'd. [My note James' age off by 2 years, he was born 1780 and d. 1833 in Knowlton, Warren Co., NJ}
Intestates and Others from the Orphans Court Books of Monmouth Co., N.J., 1785-1906
VANKIRK-pg 209; April 1826Sarah Jane VanKirk and Schenck VanKirk minors over 14 yrs, children of Peter VanKirk elected John R. Schenck as their guardian.
VANKIRK-pg 210; April 1826.James VanKirk a minor over 14 yrs, son of Peter VanKirk, chose John R. Schenck as his guardian.
VANKIRK-pg 210; April 1826.Catherine VanKirk requested guardianship of Eleanor VanKirk, Julia Ann VanKirk, Mary VanKirk and Catherine VanKirk, minors under 14 yrs, children of Peter VanKirk, dec'd.